Warner/Chappell Scores Six Out Of Nine Wins In 'Best Song' Categories
February 9, 2015 at 11:54 AM (PT)
CAMERON STRANG and JON PLATT had plenty to celebrate last night at the 57th ANNUAL GRAMMYS.
WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC experienced multi-genre success, with the company’s songwriters winning an impressive six out of the nine BEST SONG categories: BEST ROCK SONG, BEST R&B SONG, BEST RAP SONG, BEST COUNTRY SONG, BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA and BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG.
All told, WARNER/CHAPPELL songwriters contributed to 25 GRAMMY wins. BEYONCE won three awards, taking her lifetime total to 20, and making her the second-most honored woman in GRAMMY history.
“This is a truly thrilling moment for the entire WARNER/CHAPPELL team,” said Chairman/CEO STRANG. “Not only did our amazing writers win the large majority of the GRAMMY song categories, but their awards reflect the rich diversity of our roster – cutting across nearly every musical field. Congratulations to our songwriters and to the artists who bring their songs alive."
“I am constantly awed by the power of words and music to move people in so many different ways,” said WCM NORTH AMERICA Pres. PLATT. “The writers who contributed to our fantastic GRAMMY showing this year are at the top of their game, and all of us at WCM are so proud to see their talent and perseverance rewarded with our industry’s highest honor. Thanks to the terrific WCM team for their hard work that is paying off with great moments like these.”
Among the winners were PARAMORE's HAYLEY WILLIAMS & TAYLOR YORK (BEST ROCK SONG), K. DUCKWORTH (BEST RAP SONG), JULIAN RAYMOND (BEST COUNTRY SONG), JOEL SMALLBONE & LUKE SMALLBONE (BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG) and KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ & ROBERT LOPEZ (BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA).